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Child Trafficking

Wanting The Best For Our Children

Ricky Martin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Ricky Martin

As a father, I want my children to be safe from harm, and I want that very same thing for their children. We owe it to them -- and we owe it to our families.

Ukraine Orphanages Feeder for Child Trafficking

Laurie Ahern | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Laurie Ahern

Governments, faith-based groups and churches, aid agencies and volunteer tourists, who donate cash and goods to orphanages or build and refurbish children's homes and other institutions, may be inadvertently funding human trafficking.

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

What Makes Selling Your Own Daughter Okay?

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

In both an economic and social toxic environment like this, judging these mothers or reprimanding them for their horrifying mistakes will not help these girls and victims of sex trafficking. Addressing the economic woes of one of Asia's poorest countries is complicated.

Harvard Law Professor Blames Victim in Child Trafficking Case

Anna Joseph | Posted 04.15.2015 | Media
Anna Joseph

Co-authored by Kerry Richards, J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School Alan Dershowitz--famed defense attorney and former professor at Harvard Law Sch...

Amid Super Bowl Human Trafficking Hype, A Reminder That 70% Of Victims Are Sold Online Year-Round

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact

Though some reports point to an uptick in human trafficking around the Super Bowl, experts are increasingly denouncing the statistic as a "myth" that ...

Children Sold For Sex Are Victims, Not Prostitutes

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

When police came upon a 13-year-old girl selling sex in North Hollywood, they promptly handcuffed her, arrested her and hauled her off to detention. A...

Human Trafficking Victim Has Emotional Reunion With Family, 24 Years After Abduction

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact

Sun Bin was able to hug his father and sister for the first time in 24 years on Tuesday, after being torn away from his family by child traffickers in...

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

An Ebola Fighter Named Moses Leads Orphans to Safety

Amy Spies | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Amy Spies

Moses treads a lonely trail through Ebola barricades to provide psychosocial aid so that these traumatized victims do not become another lost generation.

Young Global Leader Embraces Prison Reform

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

One recent event held by the Osborne Association, an organization that the Foundation supports, really opened my eyes on the need to offer assistance to both incarcerated individuals and their families.

Outrage: Trafficking 100,000 Children in USA Must Be Stopped!

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Sadly, the news about is not new. In 2012 ABC News in Phoenix reported 51 arrests as a result of a police action against this web site and in 2013, NBC News also ran an expose on backpage.

American Implicated in Congo Child-smuggling Ring

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

Radio Okapi reported this week that Congolese authorities have implicated a U.S. citizen identified as M. Samuel Jessy in an attempt to illegally smuggle seven children across the DRC's southern border into Zambia in an attempt to expedite their delivery to families in the United States.

A Sustainable Approach to Combating Human Trafficking

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

Although today is the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the issue of human trafficking is hardly a novel one; rather, this crime has sadly survived and thrived for thousands of years.

Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body

Deborah Swiss | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

I first learned about Nomi Network when I purchased a "Buy her bag, not her body" tote. Trafficking survivors design and manufacture these bags with locally sourced materials such as recycled rice sacks.

5 Lessons from Chibok

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Julie Flynn Badal

Our stories are probably less dramatic, but no less significant. And as we recover the dreams of our own lost childhoods, we can commit ourselves to expanding the rights and restoring the dignity of every child on this planet.

Child Trafficking in Your Own Backyard

Deborah Swiss | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

It happens in Boston, Massachusetts. It happens in Kolkata, India. More human beings are currently enslaved than at any time in history.

Tricked Documentary Film Is a Shocker

Jay Weston | Posted 05.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last night I went to the first Los Angeles screening of a feature documentary film entitled TRICKED. It was a brilliant, horrifying film about the sexual trafficking-slavery industry preying upon young people in the United States.

Five Words Can End Child Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

It's important to note that there is a solution. With a little help, at-risk children can be protected against slavery, as can their parents and neighbors.

A Calculation: The 'Orphan Crisis' in Ethiopia

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Frank Ligtvoet

Ethiopia is but one example of the many countries where the 'orphan crisis' plays out. There are, says the CHIFF website, 200,000,000 orphans. As in Ethiopia in all those other countries CHIFF will not make any difference in that crisis.

Finding an Abducted Girl in South Sudan

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

Mangok recently departed for South Sudan knowing that he may be risking his life, which has narrowed to this search. "The burden of freedom," Mangok said, "is that you can't endure someone else not having it."

An Olympic Feat: Catalyzing Change for Children Through Sports

Victoria Dunning | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Not only is sport a way to channel a child's energy and talent, it can also be a catalyst for leadership development, conflict resolution and increased safety in dangerous situations.

SVU Shines a Light on the Horrific Practice of "Rehoming"

Allison Leotta | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Allison Leotta

Tonight's SVU did something only this show can: It entertained and riveted, while teaching about a horrifying American problem. In this gut-wrenching ...

One Good Thing About the 113th Congress: Ending Child Trafficking in the U.S.

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

There is no question that folks are tired and fed up with this Congress. What is not known to many, is that this past year, significant numbers of Senators and Representatives have powerfully stood up for some of our most hurt, victimized and forgotten girls.

Mother Tried To Sell Baby Twice, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 12.06.2013 | Crime

A mother in Kentucky allegedly tried selling her newborn baby daughter -- twice. Leeanna Brown, 24, first tried selling her baby for $5,000 to an ...